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it's 4:30, 64 degrees on this tuesday, august 23or. another beautiful day ahead with lots of sunshine and highs of just about 80 degrees. good morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. we'll have traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. but, first, new this morning, a security breach at the indonesiaian consulate here major police investigation. >> the nypd are looking for two people they say loot the place. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins us live from the scene on the upper east side. maggie. >>reporter: chris and mary, an unlocked side door here at the consulate made for easy access for these two thieves. police say they got in without breaking a sweat, and they got away with everything from clothing to a car. they were caught on video doing so. looking right into the camera,
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consulate and then he's followed by a young woman. police say that they got inside just after 1:00 on monday morning. they broke into the consulate general of the republic of indonesia here on east 68th street between fifth and madison avenues, opening an unlocked door, taking their pickup, whatever was inside. in the surveillance, you can see the suspects walking through the building, and when they walked out just after 1:00 monday morning, they walked out with bottles of vodka, a a 2004 tan honda odyssey minivan. they used that as their get- away car according to police. now, one of the functions of the consulate here is to issue visas to indonesiaian citizens. no word if there was any sensitive information on that tablet that was stolen, but police say the 2004 honda odyssey van that they were traveling in an used as a get- away car has diplomatic plates.
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van, and, of course, these two suspects this morning. live on the upper eefs, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. an x-ray technician at a brooklyn hospital is out of a job this morning after being accused of sexually assaulting two patients, 65-year-old larry jones has been charged following alleged incidents at kings county hospital on saturday. both an 83-year-old woman and a 53-year-old woman said that jones touched them inappropriately. he was arraign on sunday. a daring rescue at a home up in flames in sayreville, jersey. five people, including a 1- month-old infant were able to escape the blaze through a second floor window when the home became engulfed in flames. young girls between the ages of 8 and 10 jumping down to safety as a mirror tossed her baby down to -- as a mother tossed her baby to rescuers. no major injuries. 4:32. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. up first this morning, hi, john >> good morning, chris and mary. winds didn't help the firefighters yesterday. winds will not be as strong today, but it's definitely a
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believe the 3or of july. so we'll start with nice cool numbers, then we'll see numbers close to likely still a little shy of what you'd expect as far as the climb tological average this is time of year. why? here's why, a big ridge of high pressure. so we'll see less wind today, nice numbers, brilliant skies, good air quality. 80 your high today, and it'll feel like it, dewpoints staying low. we'll talk more about that and talk about a big change by then right now changing laings, we'll send things over to alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. in paramus changes for you. route 17 currently closed making your way northbound between century road and midland avenue. we have two lanes blocked on the southbound side as well. lingering construction there. a live look to one of our hundreds of cameras showing you suffolk county. all lanes currently close on the een side of the l.i.e. -- eastbound side of the l.i.e. between exits 53 and 55. traffic there is the headlights approaching us, being diverted off to the service road.
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of the grand central parkway, between laguardia airport and hoyt avenue. minor delays through the area. alternate side is in effect city wide, be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. happening today, funeral services will be held for one of the victims of sunday's deadly crash on the long island expressway. 29-year-old scott martela, a former aide to gof dwof will be memorialized in dix hills. >> in the meantime, one investigation shows one driver hit speeds of 100 miles per h three others hospitalized. jessica layton reports. >>reporter: with the sun setting on this west avenue synagogue in west hampton beach, many of the members prayed inside, during one of the darkest times this community has ever known >> very, very tough. >>reporter: long-time friends so heartbroken they could barely get the words out. >> this has rocked this community to the core. >>reporter: helen and itchy as he was best known to his
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driving to a wedding in new jersey sunday morning when tragedy struck. a car flew over the median of the l.i.e., slamming into the couple's blue bmw. >> i was 10 minutes behind them, so i was stuck in two hours worth of traffic, not knowing why. >>reporter: itchy died sunday night. his beloved wife of 35 years passed away monday afternoon. also killed in the accident, 29- year-old scott martella, the communications director for the suffolk county executive was a cuomo and engaged to be married next spring. >> it is one of the great, great tragedies, and there are no words for it. >>reporter: martella's high school sweetthart survived the accident, but three people were killed in the car that went airborne, including 10-year-old christopher pinellas. cbs 2 obtained video from inside the car secs before showing a happy family heading to a water park to celebrate
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expressway caused carmelo pinellas to lose control of the car. investigators point out he may have been speeding, as fast as 100 miles per hour. back at the synagogue, friends of the adelsons cannot accept the tragedy that's left such an empty space here in this holy place >> this was a needless death. >>reporter: six deaths, so many more lives shattered an countless people asking why. jessica leighton, cbs 2 news. new this morning, the search for a man who robbed a surveillance video of the suspect just released. police say he put a knife to the back of an employee at petroleum gas on ogden avenue in high bridge. he reportedly grand about $200 in cash from the employee's hand and took off. fake police are accused of ambushing a man returning home in the bronx, then they ransacked his apartment. another relative walked through the door. krbts 2's valerie -- cbs 2's valerie castro spoke exclusively with the family. >>reporter: the doors of this west farms apartment in the
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residue, the result of police dufting it for fingerprints after a hole invasion. 72-year-old bernardino gerrary a was unlocking it sunday night when two men walked behind him. he says two men pushed himself inside his apartment and looked at him and tied him up with zip ties. [ speaking spanish ] >>reporter: he said they were police, he told me. gerary a says he was forszed onto the ransacked a bedroom dresser, searching through the drawers. his 29-year-old son jason walked into the middle of the crime. >> it was so quick that he grabbed my arm and then put his other hand on my mouth and said shhh, like is that. i couldn't do nothing like that. >>reporter: jason says the suspects put duct tape over his mouth and tied his hands behind his back. they forced him to the ground with one instruction. >> just to cooperate, you know, they wasn't going to hurt me,
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here looking for money. >>reporter: the suspects got away with about $400. >> pitful. pitful. >>reporter: the family says investigators are now reviewing surveillance footage from inside the building to see fiat suspects were caught on camera. in the west farms section of the bronx, val isry castro, cbs 2 news. a newark day care center is set to meet with parents today after a disturbing incident involving a syringe on a playground. newarkp founl the needle on the day care playground thursday afternoon. the child then allegedly poked two other children with the needle. they were taken to a local hospital, treated an released. cbs 2 broke the news -- treated and released. cbs 2 broke the news to one child's mom who teanlds that day care. >> wow! that's terrible. and i knew nothing about that. >>reporter: the day care didn't tell but what happened? >> no. and now that they tell me, i
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>> police are testing that needle. security screeners screeners stop a man from bringing a large knife onto a flight at kennedy airport. tsa officials tweeted a photo of the black hunting knife yesterday. they say it was pulled from a passenger's carry-on luggage. they didn't say if the passenger was allowed to board the flight or if charges were filed. happening today, president obama heads to southern louisiana to get a firsthand look at the damage left behind by devastating floods. the president has been criticized by some republicans for not cutting his family state. the white house maintains president obama's response to the tragedy has proven far more effective than the immediate response to hurricane katrina. the august 12th storm is being blame for at least 13 deaths and for damaging more than 60,000 homes. time now 4:39. still ahead, donald trump calls for a special investigation into the clinton foundation. plus thieves ransack a jewelry store and it's all caught on camera. hear from the owner, plus the sneaky way police say the thieves got in. and the endorsements are
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what he claimed was an armed robbery in rio. john. >> hey, kind of a fall preview for one day only. we are going to see some changes over the next few days, but it is much cooler. beauty ahead. of course we say that everyday coming into work. and more to come. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up. what made their skin more radiant? what?! wait! only dove has 1/4 moisturizing cream. smooth dewy skin. radiant skin. i can't believe it has 40% fewer calories than butter. i can't believe it's made with real, simple ingredients. i can't believe... we're on a whale. i can't believe my role isn't bigger. real ingredients. unbelievable taste.
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an she sums it up nicely -- and she sums it up nicely, it's a great night for sleeping, but she's up early. open windows, a.c. off, fresh air, good air quality as well. what a treat. 61 chilly degrees to start the day for the jersey shore, and it's surf school. yeah, surf school. let's go to the beach today, tomorrow, even thursday. friday may be a little unsettled. in fact, late thursday into friday humidity levels will creep back up. let's get goin' the city. city pretty and refreshing this morning at 64 degrees. will you still need me? will you still feed me when i'm 64? all right. 16 greenwich, 55 in white plains. i knew it. i knew it! 48 in monticello. 48 degrees. these numbers compared to yesterday seven to 23 degrees colder and the dewpoint right now is 50. what is a dewpoint? if the temperature were 50
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doplets. so we use the dewpoint to measure how much moisture is in the air. now, when that dewpoint is way up there, that's when you're dealing with lots of humanity. the dewpoint now compared to yesterday 10 to 15 to 22 degrees lower. we don't say cooler. we say lower. it's a relative measure, and relative humid can be -- humidity can be somewhat misleading because it can be relative to a high or low number. but when the dewpoint is in the 50s, yeah, it's refreshing, it's dry. so, yeah, maybe a little extra moisturizer. we talk about really low doiments in the wintertime. 80 your high today will feel like 80. scanning the skies, it's a big ridge of high pressure. we are high and dry today, tomorrow, a few more clouds creep in as we creep closer to the weekend, i know, kind of a bummer having to think about the weekend, we do see the possibility of a few showers or thunderstorms on friday. humidity is back.
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even late thursday. not a lot of coverage, and that should set us up for a nice weekend for golf or whatever you've got planned, but it will be warmer. 4:45. car is warmed an ready to go. what's going on, alex? >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. if you're traveling in paramus, we have changes for you. route 17 is currently closed northbound. it's between century road and midland avenue. two lanes are also block on the southbound side this. is that ongoing construction project. construction as well in queens blocks two lanes of the westbound side of the grand central parkway. it's between laguardia airport just minor delays as you approach the scene. mass transit, though, everything is on or close to schedule if you're taking metro north, path trains, new jersey transit or lirr. alternate side parking is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. mary, back to you. >> alex, thanks. if you're just waking up, a quick look at your morning update. a funeral will be held today tore 29 scott martella, one of the six people killed in sunday's multi-car crash on the l.i.e. in shirley. martella was communications director for suffolk county executive steven ba dplp lone
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cuomo. sources tell cbs 2 the accident scene suggests the driver of a suboar awe, carmelo pinellas was speeding at 100 miles per hour before he lost control and hit two cars. the search is on for a man and woman who burglarized the indonesiaian consulate on the upper east side. early yesterday police say they stole a case of vodka, a tablet computer, a suitcase full of clothing and keys to a van. they then stole that van. hillary clinton says accusations that she's physically unfit to be president are part calls donald trump's whacky strategy scwri. in the meantime trump wants a special prosecutor to see if donors to the clinton foundation got special treatment from the state department when it was run by clinton. a middlesex county jewelry store has multiple layers of security, but that didn't stop a pair of robbers. surveillance video caught them in the act. cbs 2's meg baker reports from perth amboy. >>reporter: take a look at these two men. the brazen thieves didn't even bother to cover their faces before breaking into ruby's
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caught on multiple cameras. >> we left silver here. we left also diamond pieces which is rings and earrings and stuff like that. and they took them all. >>reporter: sam ha dl madi has owned his business here on smith street for more than 24 years. >> we barely surviving these days. >>reporter: it is the third robbery in eight years. this time he took a big hit. >> in retail there's over $100,000. >>reporter: in surveillance video from saturday around 4:00 a.m., you can see one suspect is wearing beard. the other is bald. >> they pushed the showcases down also. they broke this one. >> we have detect ef-s canvassing the area also today at that get additional video. >>reporter: they got in first by breaking in the electric box that controls the metal security gate. the thieves then threw a brick through the front door and were able to crawl in, setting off the alarm >> officers arrived within one minute of being dispatched and they found the front door smashed. they secure the perimeter. >> if this happened to us, i don't want it to happen to
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look. in less than a minute the robbers made off with a small fortune and police need your help identifying them. in perth amboy, new jersey, meg baker, cbs 2 news. olympic gold medalist ryan lochte says he respects the decision by speedo to end his endorsement deal. speedo and every other lochte sponsor pull the plug after he was found to have lied about the details of that gas station confrontation in rio. speedo will donate $50,000 that was going brazilian children instead. the other sponsor is cutting ties are ralph lauren, gentle hair removal, a laser hair removal company and air mattress company air weave. the city of los angeles is making a major push host the games. under the plan, the l.a. coliseum would be updated and a swimming venue built, but nearly every other olympic venue exists. when the city hosted the 1984 games, the mayor estimated it
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away with $160 billion in profits. >> i think everybody would ask who would want to bid for the games yesterday? we could make them profitable like in 1984 when we helped safety olympic movement. >> paris, rome and budapest are also competing for the games. the i.o.c. will choose in september of next year. 4:49. still ahead, a look at the highest and longest glass bottom bridge in the world. and a great story ut long island, a life-saving event when these twin brothers were babies and how that's inspiring them into a career
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these songs. really good, right? 64 degrees right now. welcome back to traffic and weather on the 2s this morning. if you have a fear of heights, this is not for you. better not look down when cross ago record-breaking bridge in china. >> national park in hunan province is now home to the longest and highest glass bottom bridge in the world. you can enjoy the views while walking across the 1,400-foot span. if you don't look down, you will miss vertical drop. it's receiving about 8,000 visitors a day. >> pretty nice. i like the one kid there. i'm just going to lay down here, thank you. time now 4:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. pretty amazing stuff, but a little scary if you don't like heights. >> so luis here would not do it. jen, would you do that? she would not do it. eye's do it. mike and i would -- identifies i'd do it. the -- i'd do it. clear and 64 right now.
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many. in fact, 64 somewhat exceptional in the city. parts of the area well north and west in the 40s right now. not as windy as it was yesterday which is nice. abundant sunshine for all. highs will be right around 80 again. still maybe a degree or two shy of what you'd expect. but i mean, come on, this is some of the best weather in the country. 80 today. we'll warm you up a bit into your wednesday. let's get you going, though, whether you're flying high or just staying on the ground. >>reporter: thanks, john. well, it is constio route 17 still closed northbound between century road and midland avenue. we have two lanes blocked on the southbound side as well. expect it to be out there for the better portion of the morning commute. we'll let you know when it clears out. in queens, construction blocks two lanes. this is on the westbound side of the grand central parkway between laguardia airport and hoyt avenue. minor delays building as you make your way through the area. in brooklyn it's the gowanus moving well, though, in both directions through industry city. delay free northbound up to the bqe or southbound to the
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be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you so much. 4:53. the cost of a life-saving prescription is gaining national attention after it skyrockets by 40%. now a local lawmaker is asking for a federal investigation into potential price gouging for epipen prescriptions. plus life-saving inspiration. how one moment when these twins were babies has propelled them to become firefighters. fios is not cable. we're wired differently.
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saw their lives saved by volunteer firefighters. >> now the twins have become firefighters themselves, working side by side with the heros who kept them alive 18 years ago. cbs 2's emily smith has the story. >>reporter: luke and jake bavarro often do the same things, including their decision to become volunteer firefighters together in their hometown of lynbrook. it's a life choice that was spurred by this front page story in a local newspaper in
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>> page went off for infant not breathing. >>reporter: emt joe rice and lynbrook firefighter patrick curran were pictured together holding the twins. their mother had just called 911 after young luke stopped breathing. fortunately the two first responders were only a block away. it was rice who first picked up luke and saw he had turned purple. >> lifted the jaw slightly, and started stimulating his egs. >> they don't consider themselves heros, but i do because they did, they saved my life and my brother's. >>reporter: and now the men who saved their lives are the same ones training the twins in their new profession. >> i think it's fantastic. i think it's, you know, the circle of life. everything went full circle. i think lynbrook is very lucky to have them. >>reporter: jake and luke still need another year of
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save lives under the teut ledge of the two men who saved theirs. in lynbrook, emily smith, cbs 2 news >> after all this time >> pretty cool, huh? >> finally meeting them. time now 4:58. still ahead, a growing problem at a local post office. post office supervisor confronts our camera crew after we started asking some questions about this jam packed post office. why the long plus this. >> he's at it again, a man makes more threats to police officers using their own frequency. cbs 2 news this morning at 5:00 begins in 90 seconds. e, get on. hundreds of styles and colors. every item through the store. buy one get one at half price. our biggest sale of the year is a blast! blinds to go. blinds for life. if you have allergy congestion, muddling through your morning is nothing new... ? ?
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it is 5:00, 64 degrees on this tuesday, august 23rd. another warm an sunny day ahead. we'll have -- and sunny day ahead. traffic anwe in a moment. plus the push for a federal investigation into a life- saving drug who's become unavailable for those who need it most. first a security breach at the indonesiaian consulate when a pair of burglars find their way inside. >> good morning, i'm chris wragge >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to cbs 2 news this morning. new this morning, an investigation under way on the upper east side after police say a pair of brazen thieves robbed the indonesiaian consulate. >> investigators say the suspect walk right in. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins
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magdalena. >>reporter: chris and mary, the indonesiaian consulate is well lit overnight and it's outfitted with security cameras, but that did not stop these two robbers from looking for a way in, and they found an easy entrance, an unlocked side door. caught on camera, police say that these two suspects, a young man and a young woman broke into the consulate generale of the republic of indonesia on east 68th street just between fifth and madison monday morning, sneaking down an alleyway and then they broke in without breaking a sweat, opening an unlocked door and taking their pick of the items inside. police say these two got away with bottles of vodka. they also got away with a computer laptop -- i'm sorry, a computer tablet,let, a suitcase full of clothing and keys to a 2004 tan honda odyssey minivan. they used that minivan as their get-away car.
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issues visas to people here in the u.s. and in indonesia. no word if that tablet that was stolen has any sensitive information on it, but police say that the honda odyssey van that was taken should be easy to spot. they're still looking for it, but it has diplomat plate as. they're also still looking for those two suspects. no arrests have been made yet. live on the upper east side, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> magdalena, thank you. at 5:02, let's get to traffic and john. >> maggie has got the right idea, little bit more of a long- sleeved shirt. it's a little chilly your. it'll warm up nicely today. it's going to be a great day, not as much wind, lots of sun and some nice numbers too. so i hope you can get out there and enjoy it. if nothing else, just take a long walk. it was great last night. i actually wore a little jacket, it was so cute. we are nice and dry now. we've got high pressure in control, but it's almost parked
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mit gate or weaken lessening the wind, so it won't be the gusty winds we dealt with yesterday. that will be a blessing. and then the weather is just a real blessing too, right around 80 for your high. it'll feel like it. nice and dry, humidity levels staying comfortable. so you're comfortable right there, but if you have to leave which we hate to see you go, here to help is alex dens. >>reporter: here's the plan, john, as you make your way in new jersey, paramus specifically we have route 17 closed northbound. that's between century road and midland avenue. two lanes are blocked on the that will affect your ride. we'll let you know when that clears out. a live look at one of our hundreds of cameras. this is in queens, construction blocking two lanes of the westbound side of the grand central parkway between laguardia airport and hoyt avenue. you can see we have minor delays starting to build now through the area. but you are moving well at the george washington bridge. inbound lower level easy pass only until 6:00, 5:03, so another hour for that. lincoln and holland tuns are also smooth sailing for you.
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back to you. >> alex, thanks. it's being called the worst post office in new york city. customers say they're forced to wait in lines for hours for their packages >> they're demanding answers about their delays. ali bauman has the story. >>reporter: things can get heated inside the church avenue post office, patience is tested as customers often wait more than an hour for a package. this man even bringing his own chair for his stay. >> i went for an hour, us >> most times maybe an hour plus. >> i come here to pick up packages and i wait for like two hours just to get a package. >>reporter: many customers turned right around when they saw the wait. some believe the post office needs more tellers, but say complaint as to management fall on deaf ears. when i tried talking to a supervisor is this happened. the postal service says the reason there's so much foot traffic at this office is because mail carriers can't
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sceurl in this neighborhood, so customers have to come here to pick them up. but residents say there has to be a better way. >> they don't even bother buzzing. i mean, i even have that on my amazon address, it says buzz, and then 35, and they don't do it. >> i just get a slip on the door. >>reporter: the line is affecting people's livelihood. >> i'm on lunch. i can't afford to stand in line and be late to go back to work. >> they're going package back and you work monday through friday, how can you get your mail? >>reporter: usps tells us they're working on forming a package-only line at this location to help move it along. for now fixing this post office is just a waiting game. in the flatbush section of brooklyn, ali bauman, cbs 2 news. >> the post office is open 9:00 to 5:00 on weekdays, but yesterday the last customer left at around 6:00 p.m. to some breaking news now. police in newark are investigating an early morning double shooting that's left one
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it happened at around 12:30 this morning. the location is 196 seymour avenue. we have a crew headed to the scene and will have more details coming up in our next half hour. to campaign 2016, donald trump campaigns in texas today. hillary clinton attends fundraisers in california. her next rally is in nevada on thursday. meanwhile, clinton is dealing with new potential e-mail problems with word that 15,000 more of her e-mails have been found. the fbi discovered the messages during its investigation. clinton did not turn camp is suggesting that's because the e-mails were no longer in her possession. the first batch of these e- mails will likely be released to the public just ahead of the election. and donald trump is dealing with the issue of immigration and deciding just where he stands. trump was set to give a major speech on the issue this thursday. it's now been postponed until further notice. an original cornerstone of trump's campaign was to deport
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illegally. but now trump's new campaign manager says his stance on the issue is, quote, to be determined. an update on a pair of accused manhattan ice cream thieves. they're chilling out, waiting to be arraigned. acting on a tip, police arrested 37-year-old mark hicks and 34-year-old ebony gillian in brooklyn. they allegedly stolen cartons of ice cream from a supermarket in chelsea two weeks ago. police say stolen ice cream is quickly sold to small stores for as little as 10 the dollar. it's happened again. someone is using an nypd radio channel to threaten officers and call them out on bogus calls. this first started last month. now the npped np says there were two more incidents this weekend. you may remember this haunting call that seemed to target a police chief. >> remember how you put me in? i'm out now and comeing to put a bullet in your head. >> the latest called a 10-13 call which is police speak for
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a fake. >> by calling in these threats, he's devoting a lot of police resources, he's tying up all the frequencies and he's causing police officers to respond at high rates of speed which puts the public at risk as well >> now, cops don't think the culprit stole a police radio, but are determined to nab him regardless. a city firefighter is now dealing with a back injury after his fire truck hit a sinkhole in brooklyn. 41-year-old lieutenant brennan connolly suffer add broken vertebrae. the fire commi front passenger seat when the truck hit the large hole and rolled over. it happened near chestnut and etna street in cypress hills last month. the 12 by 10 foot sinkhole has been patched up. residents say they had complained about the sinkhole for more than a year. a funeral mass will be held today for former deputy new york city police commissioner john timoany. he was also chief of department. in the mid-90s he left the force going on to serve as
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timonany died in florida of lung cancer at the age of 68. commissioner bratton will deliver the eulogy at st. patrick's cathedral here in manhattan. stilled ahead, the rising cost of a popular prescription drug. the price of epipens has increased more than 400% and now a local lawmaker is getting involved. also ahead, the neighborhoods that will be sprayed tonight as officials step up the fight against the zika virus here in our area. hey, so get the bug spray on and get out there and enjoy it. it's going to a light jacket thorntion, sunscreen and sunglasses this afternoon -- this morning. sunscreen and sunglasses this afternoon. traffic and weather on the 2s
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welcome back. here at 5:12, time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john was justs talking about walking the dogs out in the yard this morning. interesting scene out there. >> it really is. a couple of police complaints, but other than that -- it's chilly this morning. >> >> a little cockapoo, she got outside, she wanted to go on a hunt. so refreshing. she's this tall. here's the deal. so we are standing tall an getting ready for what is going to be a great day today. not as much wind, nice sun, nice numbers too, just a little chilly out the door. that'll get you in a good mood. from the empire state building peering down in the city, so nice they named it twice. we got great air quality still,
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clear and 62. wind out of the northwest at three. you know, we had winds yesterday 30 miles an hour. things are going to calm down today. and even in the afternoon we're still cranking, but we are under the influence of that high pressure, so there'll be less wind because it's parked on top of us. so this was fun. why don't we go up to jeffersonville, 44 degrees right now. kingston is at 54, slotsburg at 50. peekskill 53. tarrytown 55. george cul calling in from sparta saying he was around 48 this morning. 68 in woodmere, 54 in speonk right now. 56 in springlake. let's go to the beach today. 61 in stamford. beautiful in connecticut. 80 in the city, it's a few degrees shy of what we'd expect. that's a degree warmer than what we were yesterday. record of 92. i remember that back in 1916, that was hot. sun is up at 6:14, spectacular, glorious sunset at 7:42. high pressure, nice static
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outside for lunch, 76, absolutely. 80 in the afternoon, feels good. not breaking a sweat unless you're really working. and if you are working out outside anytime today, you want to do it with sunglasses and sunscreen. just like you, today is another winner. see what i did there? high pressure is in control. it's closer to us, so the wind not as much of a menace today if at all. and then tomorrow we see a -- just kind of a subtle change as the high sneaks off so you're in the mid-80s tomorrow. then thursday i think potentially a little bit more dynamic as far as the overall weather pattern. you have a little bit more humidity, so there's a chance for late day or evening shower or thunderstorm into friday. it's that period late thursday into friday where we see the chance, it's a low chance for a little bit of some needed rain. light winds and 80. a real treat today, beautiful skies. wednesday nice as well, just a little warmer. a little more summer like.
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there's the heat and humidity. should be nice, though, for the weekend, late sunday into monday could see a few more showers or a thunderstorm. quarter after 5:00. let's get through now with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. we have some changes for your morning ride beginning in brooklyn. a live look outside. there's an accident blocking a lane on the eastbound side of the belt parkway. it's at 150th street. no real delays, but you certainly see that slow traffic getting through the scene. disabled vehicle blocks a lane on the northbound side of the gowanus at 38th street. delays here, though, really standstill traffic back to the two lanes on the westbound side of the grand central parkway. that's between laguardia airport and hoyt avenue. delays here back to 94th street. ending with some good news, everything is on or close to schedule if you are taking metro north, path trains, new jersey transit or lirr. and speaking of lirr, this morning an update, if your morning commute takes you on the ronkonkoma line, crews have completed a new second track from ronkonkoma and central islip, a key step in reducing delays. governor cuomo reviewed the
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expected to open in 2018. cuomo says the work is part of a major transportation upgrade for the region, including the new tappen zee bridge and reconstruction of laguardia airport. chris and mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. the steep price increase for a prescription drug has many people outraged and a little worried. >> this as many children who rely on the drug are getting ready to head back to school. cbs 2's janelle burrell is live in our newsroom with more on this. janelle. >>reporter: good morning to you, mary and chris. some new jersey elected officials are now of price gouging. they say the price surge of this allergy medicine is making it extremely difficult for families, and now new jersey state senator richard cody, according to reports, is calling for a federal investigation. this epipen two pack that costs about $100 six years ago now sold for $600, and nearly 500 -- a nearly 500% increase for the life-saving medication that
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demanding an explanation. >> epief rin is not that expensive of a -- epief rin i think is shameful. >>reporter: the pens need to be replaced every year are an essential for this mom of four. all of her children have food allergies, meaning a bill of more than $2,000 for a medication that costs about $2 per dose. >> i don't think it's fair for the patient. >>reporter: the maker of the drug mileon began exwreetion the price in over the product. the problem is there's no generic alternative and the only competitor went off the market last year. mylan told cbs news the price increase reflects a significant investment to support the device over the years, adding that they are determined to find solutions to meet the needs of the patients and families we serve is. the medication crucial for those families like the hennigers who say it saved
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>> her lips turned blue. she started swelling. she wasn't able to breathe. >>reporter: the concern of lawmakers, those families now having to make tough budget choices in order to pay for the medicine. >> it is a problem for some people. i have seen it. >>reporter: and experts say another factor is higher deductibles for insurance plans, meaning some families have to pay more out of pocket. now, in addition the new jersey lawmakers are asking for answers, some in the u.s. senate are calling for hold hearings on that price increase. live in the newsroom, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news >> janelle, thank you. now to growing concerns over the spread of the zika virus. and the city's mosquito control efforts. parts of queens and brooklyn will be sprayed tonight starting at 10:00 p.m. new york city has about 500 cases of zika, all involve people who caught the disease while traveling >> so there has been no local transmission. we are really concerned about the potential for it here which is why we are stepping up our
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for right now people should retain their usual concern about trying to avoid mosquito bites. >> along with sprague now, the department is trapping and testing mosquitoes. so far none has been carrying zika. 5:19 right now. still ahead, fitness fraud. the extremes people are going to to increase their steps. that's coming up. and a mosaic masterpiece in brooklyn. this brownstone is actually an artist's way of turning pain into pleasure. since 1961, pearle vision has been providing expert eye care. today, we make caring for your eyes
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?? welcome to tuesday. look at these temperatures. 62, big change from yesterday. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s, see what we can expect. john. >> i think it's going to be a great day today. why is he in front of a black screen? no. look. you just found the horizon, didn't you? there it is, a always kind after weird expression to me. why do we care how comfortable bugs are? clear and 62. that's in the city. walden right now is at 46. 50 in franklin. mawagh, madison 50 to 60, 60 in westbury as well. your numbers today are just going to be great, feeling great. you're tony the tiger today. 80 in the city, upper 70s, low 80s today, enjoy it. it's a little warmer than it
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thursday. staying dry too. i mean, bone dry. could see a late day or midday shower thursday into friday. 5:23. let's get through on time with alex. >>reporter: john, thank you. good morning, everyone. in brooklyn we have some changes for you. it's a disabled vehicle blocking a lane on the northbound side of the gowanus at 38th street. you can see really heavy delays. they now extend back to the belt merge. a little farther east in queens, it's an accident blocking a lane on the eastbound side of the belt parkway at 150th street. minor delays as you approach the scene. and construction blocks two lanes on the this is between laguardia airport and hoyt avenue. the ramp to the bqe is also closed now. so delays extend back to 94th street and are growing. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you >> okay, alex, thanks. nnchts sports the yankees fell to the mariners last night, losing 7-5. >> otis livingston has your cbs 2 sports update. >>it's coming. >> come on, otis.
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in game two of their series with the mariners, one of the five teams ahead of them in the wildcard race. meanwhile, the mets will begin a series against the cardinals in st. louis. this a day after finding out steven mats was going on the d.l. with tightness in his shoulder. the stint on the disabled list retroactive back to the 15th. sanchez growing up in a hurry. four homers, six rbis and a solid week hiebled the dish. he's been named the american league player of the week. i'm otis livingston, and that's your cbs 2 sp a hill has been drawing a crowd for nearly 15 years. >> in fact, many people go out of their way to see it and take pictures. alex denis back with us here with more. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. in brooklyn not far off thebergen street, you'll find a hidden gem, a home unlike any other on the street meant to bring the neighborhood together. >>reporter: 108wykoff street isn't your typical brownstone.
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>> i do tend when i'm walking in this direction to walk down this block on this side just to kind of pass it. >>reporter: artist and owner susan gardner began working on the display as therapy following the 9/11 attacks. it has since become a wall of hope and beauty. neighbors say it started with a flower made of glass tile and blossomed into this mosaic masterpiece for a public muslim of art -- museum of art. >>reporter: if you look closely, you'll spot sea shells susan lives a few doors down and has watched the art evolve. >> it's spectacular the way the sun shines off of it or as the sun is coming down on of it. so it's a different piece of art every hour of the day. >>reporter: despite 15 years in the making, caplan's part remains the same, the happy, dancing couple. >> i think that's what she's trying to represent, that joyfulness. i admire t. >>reporter: the same whimsical way the friend transformed this block. >> is she's lovely, dynamic, a very dedicated artist.
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as her mosaic art? >> i think so, yes. >>reporter: and everybody we spoke to agreed. gardner encouraging everyone to start glueing things to their home. she's now working on a mother earth figure to add to the front stoop. >> it was nice to see the neighbors pretty happy there. >>reporter: they all stopped and were taking pictures. they said for years it's something that mystified them. >> this is where that saying came from. we'll see if it sticks. >>reporter: a lot of hot glue >> thanks, alex. 5:26. still ahead the road to the clinton's home in westchester county and neighbors are not happy about it. plus this: >>reporter: a security breach here at the indonesiaian consulate on the upper east side. how police say the thieves got in easily and got away just as easy. it was astonishing to me that maybe my friend was getting over 30,000 steps in a day. >> we got a guy who does that. he's in the studio.
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it's going to warm up later. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment. they duct taped my hands, they duct taped my face >> a father and son tied up by men pretending to be police, and those suspects are still on the run. it's a cbs 2 exclusive. new this morning, a security breach is caught on camera at the indonesiaian consulate on the upper east side, and police say the thieves got away with everything from a tablet to a car. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. thanks for waking up with us. we beginth consulate here in manhattan. it's setting off a major police investigation. >> the nypd are looking for two people they say looted the place. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins us live from the scene on the upper east side. maggie. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. the nypd searching for those two suspects who were caught on camera. this indonesiaian consulate is well lit overnight. there are at least three cameras that i can see from the front here, but that did not deter these two suspects for
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getting in through an unlocked side door. but they were caught on camera. this young man leads the way inside and the young woman then follows. investigators say the suspects broke into the consulate generale republic of indonesia here on east 68th street between fifth and madison avenues monday morning just after 1:00 a.m. inside they had their take of the place. they got away with a case of vodka, a tablet as well as car van, and a suitcase full of clothing. now, the indonesiaian consulate here issues visas. there's no word on if the tablet that was stolen had any sensitive information on it, but police are looking for that honda odyssey van. they say it's tan in color and it has diplomat plates. they're also looking for those two suspects who got away. live on the upper east side this morning, magdalena doris,
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we have video just in from a double shooting in newark that's left one man dead, a second victim, a woman was injured. it happened at around 12:30 this morning. the location is 196 seymour avenue. no word from police on a motive or possible suspects. new this morning, the search for a man who robbed a bronx gas station sunday night. surveillance video of the suspect has just been released. police say he put a knife to the back of an employee at petroleum gas on ogden avenue in high br in cash from the employee's hand and then took off. at 5:32, let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s. kind of chilly out there. >> feels great >> doesn't it feel great? >> awesome. i love it. when i walk out this morning, i'm, like, going back, get the jacket, parka. >> a little vest walking around this morning, just delightful. and then this afternoon it's going to be great, sun shining, humidity values nice and comfortable. so i hope you get out there and
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big ridge of high pressure, proximity of the high closer to us will serve to lessen the wind. so it won't be the kind of blustery day we saw yesterday, just a real sunny delight. 80 with lots of sun your high this afternoon. that is a little warmer than it was yesterday, but a real august beauty. so i hope you can get out there and enjoy t. coming up, of course, your seven day, weather watchers, but also the tropics. a little busier. we'll take a look at that. >> grarycts john. thank you. a little busier on the roads too? >> disabled vehicle blocks a lane on the northbound side of the gowanus at 38th street. we have heavy traffic now that extending back to the belt merge. you can see the taillights there. a little farther east in queens, an accident blocking the eastbound side of the belt parkway at 150th street. just minor delays as you approach the scene. construction blocks two lanes on the westbound side of the grand central parkway this. is between laguardia airport and hoyt avenue. the ramp to the bqe is now closed as well. delays are back to 94th street. alternate side parking, it is
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mary, back to you >> alex, thank you. happening today, a funeral service will be held for one of the victims of sunday's deadly crash on the long island expressway. 29-year-old scott martella, a former aide to governor cuomo will be laid to rest in dix hills. tomorrow a funeral for izdor and helen edelson, two of six people killed in the crash at their synagogue in west hampton. the edelsons were with another couple driveing to a wedding in new jersey when a car flew over the median on the l.i.e., sl bmw. >> this has rocked this community to the core. >> this is a needless death. >> the husband and wife who had been traveling with the edelsons are still hospitalized but expected to make a full recovery. a 3-year-old girl also remains in the hospital . police say the driver who caused the crash who was also killed may have been speeding as fast as 100 miles an hour. fake police accused of ambushing a man as he returned home in the bronx, then as they
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the door. cbs 2's valerie castro spoke exclusively with the family. >>reporter: the door of this west farms apartment in the bronx is covered in black residue, the result of police dusting it for fingerprints after a home invasion. 72-year-old bernardino guerrero says he was unlocking doort to his apartment 11:00 sunday night when two men walked up behind him. guerrero says they pushed him inside his apartment, told him not to look at them and tied him up with you. >> [ speaking spanish. ] >>reporter: he said they were police, he told me. guerrero says he was forced onto the ground while one man ransack the bedroom, searching through dresser drawers. as that was happening, guerrero's 29-year-old son jason walked into the middle of the crime. >> he was so quick that he grabbed my arm, and then put his other hand on my mouth and goes shhh. i couldn't do nothing after that. >>reporter: jason says the suspects put duct tape over his
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they forced him to the ground with one instruction. >> just to cooperate. they wasn't going to hurt me, you know, they was just coming here looking for some money. >>reporter: the suspects got away with about $400. >> pitful. pitful. old man. >>reporter: the family says investigators are now reviewing surveillance footage from inside the building to see if the suspects were caught on camera. in the west farms section of the bronx, valerie castro, cb security screeners stop a man from bringing a large knife onto a flight at kennedy airport. tsa officials tweeted a photos of the black hunting knife yesterday. they say it was pulled from a passenger's carry-on luggage. they didn't say if the passenger was allowed to board the flight or if charges were filed. a newark day care center is set to meet with parents today after a disturbing incident involving a syringe on a plg. newark police say a 5-year-old found the needle on the day care playground thursday afternoon.
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they were take tone a local hospital, treated and released. cbs 2 broke the news to one mom whose children attend that day care. >> wow! that's terrible, and i knew nothing about that. >>reporter: the day care didn't tell you about what happened? >> no. and now that they tell me, i find that very alarming. that's ridiculous. >> police are now testing that needle. an urgent plea from the fdny asking parents and guardians to tell children the fdny says three major fires in the last two weeks were started by kids playing with matches, that includes this fire last thursday in the st. george section of staten island. the fires have destroyed 14 homes and left more than three dozen people injured. three firefighters were critically hurt at this scene in the bronx. the fire commissioner reminds us children are curious and should is always be supervised. >> parents should ensure that
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lighters or matches or don't play with the stove or other sources of fire. >> the national fire protection association reports each year nearly 50,000 fires nationwide are unintentionally caused by juveniles. happening today president obama heads to southern louisiana to get a firsthand look at the damage left behind by the devastating floods. the president has been criticized by some republicans for not cutting his family vacation short to tour the state. the white house maintains president obama's response to the tragedy has proven fa response to hurricane katrina. the august storm is being blamed for at least 13 deaths and for damaging more than 60,000 homes. former french president nicolas sarkozy wants his old job back. he announced he is running for president against next year. four years ago sarkozy pledged to retire from politics when he was defeated by socialist frangois hollande. sarkozy is planning to campaign on hard line immigration and
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recent series of terror attacks. coming up more trouble for gold medalist ryan lochte. find out which sponsors are dumping him. plus a political traffic jam. why neighbors in chappaqua say hillary clinton's campaign is becoming a headache. ? ? and the queen of soul cancels several upcoming concerts, including one at radio city. why the sudden change in aretha fran' connect with us all during the show. follow us on facebook an twitter. celebrate something really special this summer at blinds to go's annual storewide sale going on now. buy one, get one at half price. hundreds of styles and colors. every item through the store. buy one get one at half price.
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rawfl lauren, a laser hair removal company and a mattress company, air weave. well, the city of los angeles is making a major push to host the 2024 summer games. >> now, under the plan, the los angeles coliseum would be update and a temporary swimming venue would be built, but nearly every other olympic venue already exists when the city hosted the 1984 games. l.a.'s mayor predicts the venture would cost about $6 billion, but he also thinks the city would walk away with about $160 million in also competing for the games. the i.o.c. will reveal its pick for host city in september of next year. time now 5:42. love those olympics. johnny, over to you >> yeah. as long as they make money, you know. kind of a change of pace there. all right. weather watchers, they are on the job. lynn has 56 in bloomfield and this, brrr. brrr! okay. let's have a little fun with some brr. 47. this is john up in whoppinger's
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say,ing, man, it feels like fall. clear and cold, a taste of autumn, an it's the first day of the dutchess county fair. so, hey, that'll be fun. you've got some nice weather over the next few. just a real quick question. chrissy has 54 and wants wants to know if i used my seat heater this morning. no, i did not. i was actually able to make it in without pushing the button. let's push more of your great weather buttons. look at that, just like that, the skies have ignite. it's morning. i love how the light fills the top half of your tv screen and just enough of a reflection to outline the waterways below. 62, wind out of the northwest at three. so, yeah, otisville 46, that's a little bit of a brr out there right now. bronxville, you're at 55. 48 mount sinai. it's cool out on the east end, 59 in brick. hour by hour, lots of sun, comfortable, 70s at lunchtime, 80 your high today. a little bit below normal by a degree or two.
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your records. sun is up 6:14, moments away. sun sets at 7:42. so as far as what you'd expect this time of the year, we're a little cooler. you also expect the tropics to heat up, so let's talk specifics. fiona is a real slow mover. we don't anticipate a lot of strengthening with this, but it is going to be a slow mover. we're going to be dealing with that for the next few days. this storm gaftone, this will likely become a hurricane, but it looks like it will be pushed away. not much of a threat there. i think as interest, it's this wave right here that has more of a chance of affecting puerto rico into dominican republic and florida. we'll be watching that, not even a named storm yet. so it's a busier period. for us, though, my, my, it's this lovely high, just a string of nice days ahead. next chance of rain holds off until later in the week. so that said, remember, your pollen count is high today, tomorrow, into thursday. and that uv forecast also right around an 8. so make sure you have the sunscreen on.
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where we see the potential for a stray shower or thunderstorm. it's about a quarter to 6:00. let's make some time with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. a live look at one of our hundreds of cameras in the area in queens, unfortunately, though, showing you an accident blocking a lane on the eastbound side of the belt parkway. it's at 150th street. we have minor delays as you make your way through the area. but farther west there's a disabled vehicle on the northbound side of the gowanus. that one we've been telling you about has been cleared out. we have some lingering delays. construction is in the proces side of the grand central parkway between laguardia airport and hoyt avenue. delays here were back to northern boulevard. they have since cleared out. you have a much smoother right here. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thanks. if your travels take you through chappaqua today, you may be sharing the road with plenty of sightseers. >> with the presidential election in full gear, tourists are more interested than ever in two prominent residents. cbs 2's lou young reports.
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in south suburban chappaqua, sightseers have been driving to the end of a cul-de-sac for 16 years to glimpse a white fence and a guard house and recently a hillary for president sign out in front of the home here. >> i said we're in the area. we might as well come check out chappaqua and see what the residence looks like. >>reporter: you can't help yourself, can you? >> can't. >>reporter: it's been the case since the clintons first moved here, but the coming election has heightened interest in the clinton chappaqua home, so much restrictions on traffic to check the trend. >> we're asking people to really stop going down there because there's really nothing to see. it's like four other houses on the street and everybody is doing u-turns in their driveway. they're kind of getting yawp set. >>reporter: trump has a similar situation, but his home is in a glass tower that can satisfy tourist with a quick selfie along fifth avenue. hillary's home is in a neighborhood that now includes jersey barriers, secret service warning signs and neighbors who
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helen johnson lives nearby and contributed to a book about hillary call "love her, love her not," appropriate because there is ambifflence. she remembers what it was like -- a.m. biffleence. she remembers bill's last time in office. >> there was high security, sometimes our main road, 117 was blocked off. and i think we wonder, is that going to happen again? >>reporter: the candidate herself passed by behind smoked motorcade glass while we were on the street, tourists who came to see the house didn't even realize it was her. they literally is see here. we're in chappaqua, lou young, cbs 2 news. in this morning's "money watch," a billion dollar takeover in the drug industry. >> and a top model gets a teaching job at a business school. cbs 2's jill wagner is live at the new york stock exchange. jill, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. the markets are relatively quiet head of fed chair janet yellen's big speech on friday. yesterday the dow lost 23 points, the nasdaq was up six. oil ended its seven-day winning
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still oversupplied, so this is not great for the markets an for energy companies but good news for drivers at the gas pump. pfizer is buying the drug company medivation for $40 billion in cash. it's a specialty drug maker, developing medicine for cancer and other serious diseases. tyra banks has gone from america's next top model to america's top teacher. the wall street journal creating brands at harvard's business school. she tweeted she can't meet the students. she says there will be no smizing. that's smiling with your eyes when you take a picture. >> that's a big deal during that show. it's true >> no doubt. an expert. >> i don't think the kids will miss any of those classes. >> pretty tough teacher i bet. thank you, jill. up next, the queen of soul cancels some local
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and how fitness fans are racking up the steps and cheating on their fitness trackers. now we know. but, first, here's otis livingston with a quick check on sports. >> good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the yankees in game 2 of their series with the mariners, one of the five teams ahead of them in the wildcard race. meanwhile the mets will begin a series against the cardinals in st. louis. steven matz went on the 15-day disabled list yesterday. he has tightness in his
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aretha franklin fans want to say a little prayer for the queen of soul. the legendary singer has canceled several of her
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at least five shows have been called off, including two radio city music hall concerts. one was scheduled for september 15th, the other for september 23rd. the 74-year-old is set to return to the stage in november in minnesota. >> you know who's on the stage? the boss. coming to metlife stadium. bruce springsteen and the e- street band will hit the stage tonight in east rutherford as part of a three-day tour stop. the concert gets under way at 7:30 >> my very first concert, 15 years old on the floor of the ig bruce. never forget t. 5:52. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. now i got to be in bed early so i can't go. >> welcome to our world. >> i would have scalped. >> here's the deal. if you're going to the show tonight, great weather. i mean, nice numbers, lots of company. so you really don't have to worry about the temperatures, but it will be cool. 62 right now. 46 in monroe, cool spot on the map. a lot of folks in the 50s to
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absolutely. just in case you're counting, fall 30 days away. 30 days away. it'll feel like summer, though, by the end of the week. hey, no falling asleep. let's get going with alex. >>reporter: get out the door. if you are traveling this morning to the lincoln tunnel, there is about a 10 or 15- minute delay awes make your way to the toll plaza. the center tube is closed inbound due to a disabled garbage truck. as though delays continue to build, we will fill you in. but for now the george washington bridge and the hundreds are -- holland tunnels are all clear. in queens a crash blocking a lane on the eastbound side of the belt parkway at 150th street. just minor delays getting through the area. mass transit, though, lots of green, metro north, path trains, new jersey transit, lirr on or close to schedule for you. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. did i mention that 19feels -- that 1985 feels like it was just yesterday, that concert? there is a new type of cheating going on that has nothing to do with your love life >> everything to do with your health, though. it's called fitness fraud.
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explains. >> it's very addictive. when you get -- you know, you see the steps rolling in. >>reporter: for lisa wearing a fitness tracker has inspired friendly online competition. but she says some users are turning in questionable results. >> it was astonishing to me that maybe my friend was getting over 30,000 steps in a day. >>reporter: lisa says she doesn't cheat but has discovered some creative ways to up >> just the movement of my hands going back and forth. >>reporter: plus her dogs are getting much longer walks, making lunch has become a more energetic endeavor and so has driving as she pumps her fitbit wrist to the music. >> it all goes into the same pot at the end of the day. >> there's also implications around these of privacy, what happens to your data. >>reporter: it's not step count, but users' data that insurance companies are after.
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maintain a certain fitness level. artist and engineers take a brain an searmatu took that as a challenge to find out hacks who cheat. >> her numbers are going up and you can just sit an walk out. >>reporter: fitbit is fixed with metronomes, bicycle wheels, even back and forth on a simple string can significantly up the step count. >> some people respond to it as fraud, right? and other people are, like, no, this is empowering. this allows me to, you know, work outside the system. >>reporter: psychologist dr. harris straitner says you're cheating more than the system. >> you have good cardiovascular health, so that you're able to move around and not live a sedentary life and not so you can tell your buddy i did 3,000 steps today. >>reporter: and fitness trainer natasha forest grease, cheaters may be missing the best part.
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training session knowing that you didn't slack off, like you did what you were supposed to do, and that is rewarding. >> so there's no hard data about the number of cheaters out there, but we're wondering about this guy right on the end there. a lot of creative hacks on social media. they say look out for them. so keep in mind you're only fooling yourself if you're not getting your steps in. >> here's my question, if you don't want to wear it, why did you get it in the first place? why go to the lengths of putting on one or swings or a drill? >> did you notice that john was kind of swinging his arm? >> here's a little tip. it's the sensor in the back. there's a little flashing sensor, you have to make contact with that, seal the sensor and you can get steps as much as you want. >>reporter: not that you figured it out or anything. >> bucking the trend. >> get ouz and maybe take a walk today -- get outside and make take a walk today? >> put on the walker and make tracks. >> what are you up to?
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traveling to the lincoln tunnel, some delays for you, a disabled vehicle. so have -- we'll have that for you coming up. 5:56. some call it the worst post office in new york city, long lines reaching into the streets and people waiting for hours. so what is the problem here? cbs 2 is demanding a few answers. plus with prices skyrocketing for epipens, local lawmakers are taking action and calling for an investigation. and new developments in that tragic l.i.e. crash that killed six people as loved ones prepare to say their good-byes. cbs 2 news this morning continues right after this. i love you so much. that's why i bought six of you... for when you stretch out. i want you to stay this bright blue forever... that's why you will stay in this drawer... forever. i can't live without you.
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it is 6:00, 62 degrees on this tuesday, august 23rd. you might need a light jacket actually to start off today, but you can ditch it later as e grvment and i'm chris wragge. we've got traffic and weather on the 2s in just a moment. but, first, here is your morning news to go. >> breaking news, a double shooting in newark that left one man dead and another woman injured. this is the scene on seymour avenue. a bullet hole in the window and police patrolling area. more details coming up. i was 10 minutes behind them, so i was stuck in two hours worth of traffic not knowing why. >> we're learning more this morning about the victims of sunday's deadly multi-car crash on the l.i.e.
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and today one of six people killed, the former aide to governor cuomo will be laid to rest. caught on camera, security breach at the indonesiaian consulate in manhattan. surveillance video shows two people who got away with everything from a tablet to a car. we're live on the scene as police continue to search for the suspects. it was so quick that he grabbed my arm, and then put his other hand on my mouth and said shh, like that. i couldn't do nothing afte that. they duct taped my hands, they duct taped my face. >> terrifying moments for a local father and son. they say they were tied up by men pretending to be police, and this morning those suspects are still on the run after ransacking their apartment. it is a cbs 2 exclusive. i come here to pick up packages and i wait for, like, two hours just to get a package. >> a post office supervisor confronts our camera crew after
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office. many customers say they wait hours in line, and some are even there past closing time. why the long wait? cbs 2 is demanding answers. ? ? and james corden got quite the surprise for his birthday. montel jordan showed up to sing his favorites song. this is how we do t. that wasn't the onl morning in "two talkers." at 6:02, traffic and weather on the 2s. this is how we do it. >> absolutely. we're singing a song. we're singing a great song and maybe montel williams will join us. nice skies right now. sun is up this hour. so sunrise hour typically the coolest. out the door, many of you, you're going to be, yeah, saying, oh, need a little sweater. you got the 50s to start the day, high pressure in control, high pressure parked almost on top of us, so that serves to
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yesterday winds 25 to 30 miles an hour. don't anticipate that today, just another glorious day, just a real treat. do hope you can enjoy it. 70s by lunchtime, 80 your afternoon high. 6:03 in the morning. saving some time now with alex. >>reporter: john, thank you. good morning, everyone. if you are traveling in paramus, this is what you are up against. we have some construction. it's been picked up on route 17 northbound between century road and midland avenue, but two lanes do remain blocked on the southbound side. so expect some delays there. there's about a 15 machine minute delay at the lincoln t tunnel. that center tube just reopened. it was following a overturned garbage truck. soaft george washington bridge and holland tunnels are still clear. an accident at l.i.e. on the belt parkway near 150th street. alternate side parking, it's in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. new this morning, an investigation under way on the upper east side after police
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robbed the indonesiaian consulate. >> investigators say the suspects walked right in. cbs 2's magdalena doris joins us live from the scene with the latest. magdalena. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. an unlocked side door here at the consulate made for easy access for these two thieves. police say they got away with everything from clothing to a car, and they were caught on camera in the process, looking right at the surveillance camera. this young man leads the way inside. a young woman then broke into the consulate generale republic of indonesia early monday morning just after 1:00. it's on east 68th street between fifth and madison avenues on the upper east side, and these suspects got in easily. they went down a hallway into a side door that had been unlocked, and then they just took their pick of whatever they could find. police say they got away with a samsung tablet, suitcase full of clothing, a case of vodka
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odyssey van. now, police are not sure if there is any sensitive material on that tablet that was stolen. the consulate here issues visas to indonesiaian people here staying within the u.s., whether they be traveling or working, so they're checking into whether that tablet had any sensitive information on it, and they're also still looking for that van. it has diplomat plates. again, it's a tan 2004 honda odyssey. we're live on the upper east side this morning, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. now to breaking news, a double shooting in newark that has left one man dead, a second victim, a woman was injured. it happened at around 12:30 this morning, the location is 196 seymour avenue. you can see the bullet holes in windows of the residence there. no word from police on a motive or possible suspects. an x-ray technician at a brooklyn hospital has been fired and criminally charged after reports from two patients
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65-year-old larry jones is accused of incidents at kings county hospital on saturday. both an 83-year-old woman and a 57-year-old woman said that jones touched them inappropriately. he was arraigned on sunday. happening today funeral services will be held for one of the victims of sun's deadly crash on the -- sunday's deadly crash on the long island expressway. scott martella, a former aide to gof will be remembered in dix hills. meanwhile, one report shows that one driver hit speeds 100 miles an hour causing the crash left three others still hospitalized. cbs 2's jessica leighton reports. >>reporter: with the sun setting on this sunset avenue synagogue in west hampton beach, members of the congregation prayed inside during one of the darkest times this community has ever known. >> very, very tough. >>reporter: long-time friends of helen and isador edelson so heartbroken, they could barely get the words out >> this has rocked this community to the core. >>reporter: helen and itchy as he was best known to his
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couple, marvin and sandy tenzer, driving to a wedding in new jersey sunday morning when tragedy struck, a car flew over the median of the l.i.e., slamming into the couple's blue bmw. >> i was 10 minutes behind them, so i was stuck in two hours worth of traffic not knowing why. >>reporter: itchy died sunday night. his beloved wife of 35 years passed away monday afternoon. also killed in the accident 29- year-old scott martella, the communications director for the former aide to governor andrew cuomo and engaged to be married next spring. >> it is one of the great, great tragedies, and there are no words for t. >>reporter: martella's high school sweetheart survived the accident, but three people were killed in the car that went airborne, including 10-year-old christopher pinellas. cbs 2 obtained cell phone video taken inside the car minutes before the crash showing a happy family heading to a water
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construction bumps on the expressway caused carmelo pinellas to lose control of the car. but police point out he may have been speeding as fast as 100 miles per hour. back at the synagogue, friends of the edelsons cannot accept the tragedy that's left such an empty space here in this holy place. >> this was a needless death. >>reporter: six deaths, so many more lives shattered, and countless people asking why? jessica leighton, cbs 2 news. >> the ba been traveling with the edelsons are still hospitalized, but expected to make a full recovery. a 3-year-old girl who was in the speeding subaru remains in the hospital. now to campaign 2016, donald trump campaigns in austin, texas today, hillary clinton attends fundraisers in california. her next rally is in reno, nevada on thursday. meanwhile clinton is dealing with new potential e-mail problems with word that 15,000 more of her e-mails have been found. the fbi discovered the messages
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camp is suggesting that's because the e-mails were no longer in her possession. the first batch of these e- mails will likely be released to the public just weeks ahead of the election. donald trump is dealing with the issue of immigration and deciding just where he stands. trump was set to give a major speech on the issue this thursday. it's now been postponed until further notice. an original cornerstone of trump's campaign was to deport an estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally, but now trump's new campaign manager says determined. nine minutes after the hour right now. coming up a price hike that could be fate ol to food allergy sufferers. now local lawmakers are questioning the sudden rise in epipen prices. plus this: >> he's at it again, more threats from the man using the nypd's own frequency. and the health department unveils a new tool in the battle against the zika virus as officials prepare to spray
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guess what, it's time for traffic and weather on the 2s here oot 6:12. let's get -- here at 6:12. let's get to john elliot with your forecast. >> it's interesting. some folks like the cooler. dana is a summer clinger, she likes to hold onto the heat. it is refreshing out there this
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marteen, 49. readings in the 40s as well. on the sln, it's pretty refreshing too. 49 for david in lynbrook and he says looking forward to another beautiful fall day. no, i tell you what, it's a fall-like morning, but then we are going to see numbers back in the upper 70s, low 80s, so really a great august day. some of the best weather in the country with less wind and lots of sun, beautiful in the city right now. beautiful all around the area. in fact, i know it's gorgeous in east rockaway right the lovely and talented carol jackson is watching. i know because bill told me. he says carol watches every morning, so, carol, we appreciate that. look how gorgeous it is. i just like going for a walk to get extra steps in, just beautiful around the area. in fact, we're at 63 with clear skies right now in the city. winds are calm. going to be a great day taw. so around the area, let's see,
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look at greenwich, 60. 58 in commack, wood mere a warmer reading. 55 for the gorgeous jersey shore. it's a big ridge of high pressure today. it's interesting, our number in the city six degrees cooler than it was yesterday. that's the case in new england and even down into baltimore, philly and d.c. it's 3 to 8 degrees cooler, but that warmer air west of the lakes, that rolls in by week's end. let's get you rolling, 76 for lunchtime, 80 in the city for a high this afternoon, a little beautiful day today, less wind, lots of sun, have the sunscreen on, sunglasses. you know, a sweater to start, but it's off this afternoon. another nice day tomorrow with warmer rays. we are going to be dealing with the mid-80s, and then the mid- to upper 80s by friday. thursday could be, well, a little bit more interesting, more of a flow out of the south/southwest. there could be ample humidity for a late day or overnight shower thursday. there's a little bit of wobble
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friday, but, again, it's just a chance, not a washout or anything like that. it's very dry until the end of the week. maybe just the beginning of your commute. let's see what's going on with alex. >>reporter: john, unfortunately already seeing delays. in queens, let's begin there. there's an accident blocking the westbound side of the l.i.e. at the van wyck expressway. delays now are back to utopia parkway. also on this map it's a crash blocking a lane on the westbound side of the grand central parkway. it's at 188th street. and we are just getting reports nowf westbound side of the belt parkway at springfield boulevard. we have delays that extend back to merrick boulevard. we'll work to get more information on that. but for now give yourself plenty of time. alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive, chris, back to you. >> alex, thank you. someone is using an nypd radio channel to threaten officers and call them out on bogus calls. it started last month and police say there were two more incidents this weekend. calls like the one you're about to hear that seemed to target a
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jail? i'm out now and i'm coming to put a bullet in your he. >> the latest included a 10-13 call which is police speak for an officer in need. once again, it turned out to be a fake. >> by calling in these threats, he's devoting a lot of police resources, he's tying up all the frequencies and he's causing police officers to respond at high rates of speed which puts the public at risk as well. >> police don't think the culprit stole a police radio but are determined to nab him regardless. now to growing concern over tsp virus and the city's mosquito control efforts. parts of queens and brooklyn will be sprayed tonight starting at 10:00 p.m. new york city has about 500 cases of zika but all include people who caught the disease while traveling. >> there has been no local transmission. we are really concerned about the potential for it here which is why we are stepping up our mosquito control program. for right now people should retain their usual concern about trying to avoid mosquito bites. >> along with spraying the health department is trapping
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zika. well, a steep price increase for a potentially life- saving drug has many people outraged an worried >> this as many children relying on the drug are getting ready to head back to school. janelle burrell is here with more on this story. >>reporter: yeah, now, chris and mary, we are seeing local lawmakers taking action. epipens are required for so many people with food allergies. this has elected officials including state senator richard cody in new jersey calling for a federal st why the prices are now so high. this epipen two pack that it costs about $100 six years ago now sold for $600 and nearly -- a nearly 500% increase for the life-saving medication that has new jersey lawmakers joining the chorus of those demanding an explanation. >> epinephrine is not that expensive of a drug, so to increase this for families i think is shameful. >>reporter: epipens which
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this mom of four. all of her children have food allergies, meaning a bill of more than $2,000 for a medication that costs about $2 per dose. >> i don't think it's fair for the patient. >>reporter: the maker of the drug mylan began exwreetion the price in 2007 after it took over the product. the problem is there's no generic alternative and the only competitor went off the market last year. mylan tells cbs news the price increase rct device over the years, adding that they are determined to find solutions to meet the needs of the patients and families we serve. the medication crucial for those families like the hennigers who say is saved their daughter ellie's life twice after allergic reactions. >> her lips turned blue, she started swelling, she wasn't able to breathe. >>reporter: the concern of lawmakers, those families now having to make tough budget choices in order to pay for the
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people. i have seen it. >>reporter: and some say another factor is higher deductibles for insurance plans, meaning some families have to pay more out of pocket. now, in addition to the new jersey lawmakers asking for answers, some in the u.s. senate are calling for the senate judiciary committee to hold hearings on this price increase. chris and mary. >> let's hope something is done about t. >>reporter: absolutely >> thank you, janelle. 6:19 right now. ut-oh, series in trouble. up nex the ceo of apple. >> right to the top. in our next half hour, it's being called the worst post office in new york city. why so many people are standing
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oh, wow! 6:22. it's only 63 degrees out there. should we believe this, johnny? >> listen to this, though, this is lisa on facebook. it was a bedroom when i woke up this morning, all the windows were open. what a great feel and think of the dough you're saving too. so dough-rae-me. "sound the music" opened on 1965. that just came to me. clear and 65. look at that, the 40s north and west, so definitely a chilly way to start the day, 10 to 20 degrees cooler, less humidity, spectacular sunshine, a few more nice ones, humidity is
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hey, alex is back right now. >>reporter: hey, john, good morning, everyone. in queens there's an accident blocking a lane on the westbound side of the grand central parkway. it's at 188th street. we have delays now back past the cross island parkway and an earlier accident at the l.i.e. has since cleared, but it is still a slow ride. lincoln tunnel 20-minute delay due to an earlier disabled truck blocking one of the tubes. the holland and the george washington bridge, though, are clear for you. everything is on or close to schedule if you're taking metro north, path trains, new jersey tns alternate side parking, it is feskt city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary rks back to you. >> thanks. yankees fell to the mariners last night. >> otis livingston has your cbs 2 sports update. >> good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the yankees in game 2 of their series with the mariners, one of the five teams ahead of them in the wildcard race. meanwhile, the mets will begin a series against the cardinals in st. louis, this a day after finds out that steven mass was going on the d.l. with tightness in his shoulder.
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the baby bomber gary sanchez growing nup a hurry. four homers, six rbi and a solid week behind the dish. he's been named the american league player of the week. i'm otis livingston, that's yours cbs 2 sports update. in this morning's "two talkers talkers," barbra streisand has a complaint about siri. >> be careful how you pronounce that. but, first, a birthday surprise for a television host. let's bring in alex. >>reporter: she'll school you in just a bit. > >>reporter: note to self, make it up. "late show" host james corden celebrated his birthday on the show last night. the reel included birthday wishes including one from his favorite band o-town, but another musician offered an even bigger surprise. >> i was told you were a big fan of my song ? this is how we do it ?, so whenever you hear it, it puts new a really good mood. i wantd to make sure for your birthday i got you a little gift.
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? ? this is how we do it. >> montel jordan. ? ? ? ? >>reporter: corden was obviously surprised. at one point he said the show's earlier rehearsal had been a complete waste of time. "this is how we do it" was corden came into the world before that, 1978. so happy 38th birthday to him. >> he's only 38. bless his heart. >>reporter: it was a great show. you'll have to go through and watch it if you didn't have a chance to see t. well, barbra streisand is a hollywood legend, but she's apparently also got a major pull in silicon valley. it turns out iphone's digital assistant siri has been
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listen closely. >> who starred "the prince of tides." >> the prince of tides stars nick nolte, barbra streisand and bliet danner. >>reporter: tries and pronounces it with a "z." so she called apple ceo tim cook and asked him to change it. there will be a correct pronunciation in an ios update september 30th. >> i feel like some day somewhere she will find to forgive. >>reporter: we were thinking of those. >> very good. >> thanks, alex. >> my mom used to make me listen to that christmas album. >>reporter: she made snu >> i like the regular "jingle bells." time is now 6:26. still ahead, a growing problem at a local post office. a post office supervisor confronts our camera crew after we started asking questions about his jam packed post office.
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who the crooks pretended to be during the burglary. and a security breach at an indonesiaian consulate. how a pair of burglars found their way inside.
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23rd. a cool start to your day, but it's going to warm up later. traffic and weather on the 2s coming up in just a moment is. they duct taped my hands, they duct taped my face. >> a father and son tied up by men pretending to be the police, and those suspects are still on the run. it's a cbs 2 disleuf. new this morning, a security breach is caught on camera at the indonesiaian consulate on the upper east side and police say the thieves got away with everything from a tablet to a car. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. thanks more now on the robbery at the indonesiaian consulate on the upper east side. >> the nypd says two brazen thieves were able to walk in and loot the place. cbs 2's magdalena doris live on the upper east side with more. maggie. >>reporter: chris and mary, and those two thieves made away with a tablet. now police are looking into whether any sensitive information was on that computer that they swiped. it was really easy for these two get inside of the indonesiaian consulate here, although they were caught on camera.
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robbers, a young man and young woman broke into the consulate generale republic of indonesia at east 68th street. it's between fifth avenue and madison avenue. this happened just after 1:00 in the morning on monday. they broke in without breaking a sweat here, opening an unlocked door and taking their pick of all the items inside. police say they got away with a case of vodka, a tablet, a suitcase full of clothing and keys to a 2004 odyssey minivan. now, that minivan has diplomat plates. police are still looking for that van and the suspects. and, again, they're looking into whether that tablet that was stolen had any sensitive information here from the indonesiaian consulate on it. we're live on the upper east side this morning, magdalena doris, cbs 2 news. >> magdalena, thank you. now to breaking news, bullet holes can be seen in the windows of a residence in newark after an early morning shooting that's left one man dead and a woman injured.
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morning. the location is 196 seymour avenue. no word from police on a motive or possible suspects. new this morning, the search for a man who robbed a bronx gas station sunday night, surveillance video of the suspect just released. police say he put a knife to the back of an employee at petroleum gas on ogden avenue in high bridge. he allegedly grabbed $200 in cash from the employee's hand and took off. at 6:32, let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s and bring in john elliot. >> thank you, mary. hi, everybody. just gorgeous out there right now. door, maybe a sweater or jacket. this afternoon a real treat, won't be as windy. the numbers nice, a degree or two below normal. in the city right now we have high pressure in control, so you've got a big ridge of high pressure, in fact, keeping new england dry, in through the lakes and down into the mid- atlantic as well. it's a process. we'll see that high weaken a bit, so by week's end it's warmer with more humidity. not today. feels great, 70s by lunchtime, 80 your afternoon high. but you gotta get there first. so let's see what's going on with alex. >>reporter: thank you, john.
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if you are traveling in queens, this earlier accident on the westbound side of the l.i.e. and grand central parkway have both cleared out, however, heavy delays linger on both as you head towards the city this morning. the van wyck is also heavy as you make your way northbound. a lot of red out there. lincoln tunnel, a live look, 25- minute delay due to an earlier disabled truck that blocked one of the tubes. the holland tunnel has about a 10-minute delay. the george washington bridge, though, is your best option. that's moving well. in brooklyn the gowanus is heavy northbound as you make your way through industry city. dow have some congestion company asyo back to the belt merge. mass transit on or close to schedule if you're taking metro north, path trains, new jersey transit or lirr. and if, in fact, your travels take you to the airport today, so far everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, laguardia and newark liberty. chris and mary, back over to you >> alex, thank you. happening today, a funeral service will be held for one of the victims of sunday's deadly crash on the long island expressway that killed six people. 29-year-old scott martella, a former aide to governor cuomo
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tomorrow services will be held for isador and helen edelson at their synagogue in west hampton. the edelsons were with another car when heading to a wedding in new jersey. the car flew over the median, slamming into the couple's bmw. >> this has rocked this community to the core. >> i was 10 minutes behind them. so i was stuck in two hours worth of traffic, not knowing why. >> police say the driver who caused the crash carmelo pinellas may have been speeding as fast as 100 miles sister and his son. a 3-year-old girl who was also in that car is still hospitalized. fake police accused of ambushing a man as he returned home in the bronx, then as he ransacked his apartment, another relative walked through the door. cbs 2's valerie castro spoke exclusively with the family. >>reporter: this apartment door in the bronx is covered with black residue, a result of police dust tg for fingerprints after a home invasion.
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to his apartment around 11:00 sunday night when two men walked up behind him. guerrero says they pushed him inside his apartment, told him not to look at them and then tied him up with zip ties. i asked him what the men said to him. [ speaking spanish ] >>reporter: they said they were police, he told me. guerrero says he was forced onto the ground while one man ransacked a bedroom, searching through dresser drawers. as that was happening, guerrero's 29-year-old son jason walked into the middle of the crime. >> it grabbed my arm, and then put his other hand on my mouth and went shhh, like that. i couldn't do nothing after that. >>reporter: jason says the suspects put duct tape over his mouth and tied his hands behind his back. they forced him to the ground with one instruction. >> just to cooperate, you know, they wasn't going to hurt me, you know, they was just coming here looking for some money.
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>> my dad, pitful. pitful. an old man. >>reporter: the family says investigators are now reviewing surveillance footage from inside the building to see if the suspects were caught on camera. in the west farm section of the bronx, valerie castro, cbs 2 news. security screeners stop a man from bringing a large knife onto a flight at kennedy airport. tsa officials tweeted a photo of the black hunting knife yesterday. they say it was pulled from a passenger's carry-on luggage. they didn't say if the passenger was allowed to board the flight or if charges were a daring rescue at a home up in flames in sayreville, new jersey. five people, including a 1- month-old infant were able to escape the blaze through a second floor window when the home became engulfed. young girls between the ages of 8 and 10 jumping down to safety as a mother tossed her baby down to rescuers. everyone making it out alive without any major injuries. a newark day care center is set to meet with parents today after a disturbing incident involving a syringe found on a playground. newark police say a 5-year-old
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care playground thursday afternoon. the child then allegedly poked two other kids with the needle. they were taken to a local hospital, treated and released. cbs 2 broke the news to one mom whose children attend the day care. >> wow! that's -- that's terrible, and i knew nothing about that. >>reporter: the day care didn't tell you about what happened? >> no. and now that they told me, i find that very alarming. that's ridiculous. >> police are now testing the needle. also happening today, southern louisiana to get a firsthand look at the damage left behind by the devastating floods. the president has been criticized by some republicans for not cutting his family vacation is short to teurp the state. the white house maintains president obama's response to the tragedy has proven far more effective than the immediate response to hurricane katrina. the august 12th storm is being blamed for at least 13 deaths and for damaging more than 60,000 homes. former french president nicolas sarkozy wants his old
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four years ago sarkozy pledged to retire from politics when he was defeated by socialist frangois hollande. he is expected to campaign on hard line and security issues following a series of recent terror attacks. time now 6:38. still ahead, some call it the worst post office in new york city, long lines reaching into the streets and people waiting for hours. so what's the problem? cbs 2 is demanding answers. and the endorsements are sinking fast for ryan lochte after the swimmer lied about what he claimed was an armed long island. how a life-saving event when these twin brother wrs babies is inspiring them into a career
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look at that golden hue. 6:41. 63 degrees. the total absence of humidity provides just great color, doesn't it, john? john is actually that. another plane taking off. >> and speaking of gold. >> bon voyage. thank you, mary. olympic gold medalist lochte is paying the price for his gas station incident in rio in the form of lost endorsements. all of lochte's sponsors are severing ties with the swimmer. they include -- mary is saying, come on, chris, speed it along. i saw what you did there. i'm no dummy. let's go, chris, enough. speedo which will donate $50,000 to needy brazilian children instead, ralph lauren
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hair removal company. you've seen those swimmers, they have no hair at all, cuts down the drag, whole thing in the water, and the mattress company air weave. city of los angeles making a major push to host the 2024 summer games. under the plan, the l.a. coliseum would be updated and a temporary swimming venue would be built, but nearly every other olympic venue already exists. that was when the city hosted the 1984 games they were built. l.a.'s mayor predicts the venture would cost about $6 billion, but he also thinks the $160 million in profits. paris, rome, budapest, they're all competing for the games as well. the i.o.s. will reveal its pick for host city in september of next year. 6:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. those 84 games, they were very profitable >> we get the most medals every time. you'd think we'd have more olympic games hosted here. >> atlanta was not a big success in '96. >> security costs, i mean, there's a lot of stuff that goes into the calculus. but speaking of hair removal, you might want to keep some
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out the door. >> yes, that's right. >> so before you go crazy. also it's sponge cake day which is so sweet, and, yeah, chris said it, it is sweet outside right now. it is just a gorgeous august day. and you know dave and trish shapiro that watch in commack. not empty nesters yet, melissa still at home, but andrew and david away at school. so many folks the kids have moved out. hello, sunshine. tfo clear and 63 right now. cool? yeah, look at that, sparta49, monticello 46. so you compare these numbers to yesterday, anywhere from six to almost 20 degrees cooler out the door. dewpoint, actual measurement of how much moisture is in the air. the scale right now 50 to 52 to 48. these numbers down from yesterday as well. so that means it's very dry. the fact that it's dry and we're rain free is going to keep the pollen count high today through the end of the
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sunscreen on. but air quality remains nice, and the barometer actually is nice and high as well. your high for the day in the city right around 80, a degree or two shy of what you would expect this time of the year, but still very nice. sun is up, sun sets at sfnlg:42. that's going to be pretty. diving right into the futurecast to show you. i mean, it's very quiet. some of the models hinting at late thursday into friday, that's when we could see a stray shower because, remember, by thursday into friday we are going to see more in y humidity and the numbers are up as well. 86 on thursday, up to 89 on friday. you're up, you're ready to go, so here to help is alex. >>reporter: thank you, john. good morning, everyone. if you are traveling to those upper east river crossings, jim smith is in chopper 2 over them, checking it out, letting us know how it looks. hi, jim. >>reporter: good morning, alex. a great ride so far this morning at the throgs neck and whitestone. this is the throgs neck bridge. traffic going from queens to the bronx going from left to right on your screen. and no delays to speak of.
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type of ride over at the whitestone bridge. live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >>reporter: thank you, jim. always nice to bring others good news. mass transit on or close to schedule, so that trend continues, metro north, new jersey transit, path trains and lirr. speaking of the lirr, an accident if you are traveling this morning we have an update for the morning ride. if takes you on the ronkonkoma line, crews have completed a new second track from ronkonkoma and central islip, a key step in d progress yesterday. the full new track running from farmingdale to ronkonkoma is expected to be open in 2018. cuomo says the work is part of a major transportation upgrade for the region, including the new tappen zee bridge and construction of laguardia airport. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, thank you. a post office in brooklyn is being called the worst post office in new york city. >> customers say they wait for hours everyday at the flatbush station. now they're demanding answers about the delays.
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story. >> everybody has been in line waiting to get their package. >>reporter: things can get heated inside the church avenue post office. patience is tested as customers often wait more than an hour for a package. this man even bringing his own chair for his stay. >> i went for an hour, just stood there for an hour. >> most times maybe an hour plus. >> i come here to pick up packages and i wait for, like, two hours just to get a package. >>reporter: many customers turned right around when they needs more tellers, but say complaints to management fall on deaf ears. when i tried talking to a supervisor, this happened. the postal service the reason there's so much foot traffic at this office is because mail carriers can't deliver packages safely and sceurl in this neighborhood. so customers have to come here to pick them up. but residents say there has to be a better way. >> they don't even bother buzzing.
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it says buzz, and then 35, and they don't do it. >> i just get a slip on the door. >>reporter: the line is affecting people's livelihood. >> i'm on lunch. i can't afford to stand in line and be late to go back to work. >> they're going to send my package back, and you work monday through friday, how can you get your mail? >>reporter: usps tells us they're working on forming a package-only line at this location to help move it along. for now fixing this post office in the flatbush section of brooklyn, ali bauman, cbs 2 news. >> the post office is open 9:00 to 5:00 weekdays, but yesterday the last customers left around 6:00 p.m. police are urging food delivery workers to be on alert in brooklyn after a series of violent robberies. investigators have released these images of the suspects. police say as many as four men have been targeting the workers since last month and have struck at least seven times. the nypd says the delivery workers have reported having
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their food delivery orders stolen after violent confrontations. one man says he was beaten and robbed on august 1st by a fake delivery order. >> four guys, they beat this part. >> one victim says he was sprayed in the face with unknown chemical before being robbed. no arrests have been made just yet. time now 6:48. still ahead, a life-saving inspiration, how one moment when these twins were babies has now propelled them to co sports update. >> good morning, everyone. coming up tonight the yankees in game 2 of their series with the mariners, one of the five teams ahead of them in the wildcard race. meanwhile the mets will begin a series against the cardinals in st. louis. steven matz went on the 15-day disabled list yesterday. he has tightness in his
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good morning, new york city on this tuesday. we've got a nice, crisp kind of morning. sunny skies. we'll get another check with john in just a moment. it is move-in week for college students across the tri- state area. this can lead to both excitement and anxiety, especially for new students. experts say during the first six weeks of college when freshman are adjusting, they should stay on campus and not make any trips home, as both parents and students get used to their new lives. >> not being able to see them
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having them there for me, yeah, it was sad, but gotta move on. >> no more noise, no more, you know, talking to anybody, just me and my wife. >> you can talk to each other. >> yeah. >> school administrators say it typically takes students six weeks to apply adjust to life on campus. oh, but parents, it usually takes you at least three months. [ laughter ] we're going to check in with our man johnny. how about you? how long does it take you, fellow? we know you've been sad >> it's just that i see her shoes by the back door, and she's not coming home. no. it's fine. i tell you, it is weird, though. it's so quiet. it's so quiet around the house, and there's room where there never used to be room. so, yeah. 63 right now. it's a bummer. mornings, 50s, out the door, not as windy as it was yesterday, abundant sunshine for you to cry with later today and a high right around 80.
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mom and dad. just you wait, alex dens. >>reporter: i know, john. i'm watching you and already i have pains for you. if you're traveling this morning in queens, there is an accident there causing delays. jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene with more for us. good morning, jim. >>reporter: good morning, alex. keep this in mind if you're traveling to laguardia airport. this is the westbound grand central between the airport and the bqe, the right lane blocked off with two-car accident. so far no emergency vehicles are on the scene, but we are seeing delays bumper to live in chopper 2, jim smith, cbs 2 news. >>reporter: jim, thank you. alternate side parking, it is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. chris, back to you. >> alex, thanks. twin boys born prematurely say they were rescued by volunteer firefighters 18 years ago. but now they've become firefighters themselves. now twins luke and jake bavaro are working side by side with the hero hoss kept them alive. it's a story that made the front page in a local newspaper back in 1998.
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firefighter patrick kern are pictured holding the twins. their mother called 911 after young luke stopped breathing. rice remembers how he brought him back to life. >> lifted the jaw slightly and started stimulating his legs and his feet with my fingers trying to get him to start breathing. >> they don't consider themselves heros, but i do because they did -- they saved my life and my brother's. >> the twins say as infants they were placed on ventilators at home and that the firefighters were called to their house often. jake and luke still another year of training, but are already out answering calls. >> wow! pretty impressive. you got four heros there now. let's check in with "cbs this morning," anthony mason and norah o'donnell join us with a preview. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, chris and mary. the fallout from the discovery of nearly 15,000 more hillary clinton e-mails. we're going to take a closer look at how clinton and donald trump's level of transparency compares to previous nominees. >>reporter: plus only on "cbs this morning," uber's new road
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driving semi truck. also this, a muslim new york city police officer shares his mission to tackle hate head on. >>reporter: and historic new recommendations to cut sugar from our kids' diets. dr. tarnewrula on how we can all make the changes. the news, it's back in the morning, see you in just a few minutes >> okay, guys, see you at 7:00. what you need to know
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here's what you need to know before you, go, a funeral will be held today for 29-year- old scott martella, one of six people killed on a multi-car crash in shirley. services will be held tomorrow for helen and isador edelson at their synag pair who brazenly robbed the indonesiaian consulate on the upper east side. police say they got in through a side door yesterday morning. investigators say they made off with several items, including liquor, a tablet and keys to a minivan which they then allegedly stole. new jersey senator richard cody is calling for an investigation into the recent price surge of a potentially life-saving allergy medication. the epipen two pack that cost about $100 six years ago now
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increase and no other alternative. a generic option does not exist. now alex has a check on traffic. >>reporter: thank you, mary. heads up if you are traveling to laguardia airport in queens. there is an accident blocking a lane on the westbound side of the grand central parkway to the bqe. delays extend back to northern boulevard. this is a live look from chopper 2. so plan for this for your ride. alternate side parking, well, it is in effect city wide today. be safe, don't text and drive. john. >> thank you, alex. don't forget the sunglasses. i mean, there's glare coming and going, ut complain. it's a beautiful view outside right now. that sun is shining, it's on the rise. numbers, they're going to rise too. we're up to 80 for your high today. a little bit below normal. great humidity values, comfortable tonight into your wednesday. wednesday warmer. that trend continues with a little bit more humidity thursday into friday. could see a late day shower or storm. enjoy today. >> all right, johnny, thanks so much. we'll get another check of newses and weather in 25 minutes. >> thanks for watching. i'm mary calvi.
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have a great tuesday. ? good morning, it is tuesday, august 23rd. 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." hillary clinton tries to use late night humor to answer questions about the fbi's discovery of nearly 15,000 and donald trump stopped talking about a mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. and uber charts a new road to the future with self-driving semi trucks. only on "cbs this morning." we'll see how the big rig handles a busy highway. and an historic recommendation to shut sugar from kids' diets. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye

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